ADVANCED PETROLEUM ROCK MECHANICS

  • September 7, 2020 - September 11, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Length:   5 Days        Course Dates:   September 7 – 11, 2020     Course Venue: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Course Description:

This course will introduce professionals to principles and applications of geo-mechanics in the exploration and production industry. The student will understand the drivers and rock responses to drilling, stimulation and production operations. Wellbore stability, hydraulic fracturing, compaction and water injection will be discussed, and general concepts will be introduced. Examples of solutions of available tools will be reviewed.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for professional reservoir engineers, petrophysicists, geophysicists, geologists and asset managers

What You Will Learn:

  • Understand principles and applications of geo-mechanics in the exploration and production industry
  • Understand the drivers and rock responses to reservoir, drilling, completions, stimulation and production operations

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to petroleum geomechanics and rock mechanical properties
  • Linear and non-linear deformation and failure properties of rocks
  • Geomechanics for integrated reservoir characterization problems (seismic, well log, production data)
  • Geomechanics for 4D seismic history matching and uncertainty quantification (data integration and multi-objective optimization for 3D reservoir characterization and building reservoir models)
  • Geomechanics for sand production problems (production induced changes in reservoir geomechanics)
  • Geomechanics for subsidence and compaction problems
  • Integration or coupling of geomechanics and multiphase reservoir flow (production induced changes in reservoir geomechanics under fluid flow)
  • Geomechanics for casing stability problems
  • Geomechanics for borehole stability and breakout problems (rock stability)
  • Field case studies and hands-on practice

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